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with the -- its relationship with the u.s. has left cuba in somewhat of a time warp. alan gross was hired to bring computers here. it landed him a 15-year sentence for undernining the -- undermining the cuban government. >> he has lost a lot of weight. his mind is still very with it. and he's still energetic. >> reporter: but that's about all the good news he could bring home. they met with cuban president raul castro. their message? >> on behalf of the american people and his wife judy, that we wanted to bring alan home. that he had been held unjustly for too long. >> reporter: but castro wants a swap. five spies captured in the u.s., for gross. the u.s. won't do it. >> the two situations are not comparable. both in terms of the reasons they're in jail or the circumstances of their cases. but that's been the response from the cuban government. >> reporter: van holland then revealed a new dynamic in the situation. a desperate one. >> in his own appeal, alan gross is asking be to be set free in time to visit his ailing mother. >> she's dying. and at
in front. tv. but also about what types of shows they're watching. >> reporter: in the second study, u.s. researchers found preschool-aged children, can imitate what they see on tv. >> a lot of children's programming, even though it's children's programming, still shows a lot of violence. >> reporter: the american academy of pediatrics suggests children older than 2, should watch less than two hours of tv a day. and that kids younger than 2 shouldn't watch any tv at all. >> reporter: the walshes have strained their children so they know what not to watch. >> they all shouted at the same time, we're not allowed to watch that. >> if you want to be a pirate. >> reporter: they also limit tv time during the week. and make sure their children spend most of their time outside. staying active. in salisbury mills, new york, ve vinita nair, wjz eyewitness news. >> in addition to anti-social behavior, researchers found that excess television viewing in children increase the risk of criminal conviction later in life. >>> still to come on wjz's eyewitness news. i
the u.s. and russia comes between the children and their adoptive parents. >>> just before 6:30. 42 degrees. but light rain. good evening, everyone. thanks for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. >>> another major storm tears through the nation's heartland. it's blamed on at least 10 deaths. and tens of thousands of people are without power. first warning weather coverage begins with randall pinkston with more. >>> snow plows and sand trucks are clearing roads in the midwest. as drivers cope with the second big storm in a week. nearly a foot of snow has fallen in kansas and missouri. northern arkansas is getting flurries. and the storm has moved into illinois. >> it's getting pretty nasty out here. through all of this slush and everything. i'm just hoping it doesn't get up to six inches of slush. >> forecasters say this snow is the dense kind. so heavy and dangerous, it reportedly sent at least eight snow plows in missouri into highway ditches. high winds and gusts of over 60 miles per hour, are pil
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